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CSA Hosts Town Hall and Virtual Open Call for Black Actors

As a part of CSA’s commitment to Equity in Entertainment in Casting Initiative, they will be hosting a town hall for Black actors. The town hall will be moderated by Tracy “Twinkie” Byrd and Carla Renata and there will be an awesome panelists of Black actors, casting directors, producers, managers and talent agents that include but not limited to Kim Coleman (Casting Director), Leah Daniels-Butler (Casting Director), Destiny Lilly (Casting Director), Josiah Akinyele (Talent Agent), Fatmata Kamara (Talent Agent), Ryan Lucas (Talent Agent), Charlton Blackburne (Manager), Harold Lewter (Manager), Yvette Nicole Brown (Actor), Keith David (Actor), Tina Lifford (Actor), Ashleigh Murray (Actor), Brian Michael Smith (Actor), Tatiana Wechsler (Actor), and Anthony Leblanc (Producer/Director).

Attendees will share their goals and aspirations, gain some knowledge about what it means to be a Black actor in the industry, and speak to how agencies like CSA can increase audition opportunities and advocate for Black actors. This panel is full of people who have the answers you need as a young Black actor wanting to go further in your performance career. With certainty the jewels dropped during this town hall will be worthy of every minute of your time, so bring your pencils and notebooks and get ready to learn and take in all the game that will be taught!

Checkout what CSA is saying about the Town Hall on their IG page below:

And if that wasn’t enough there will be a virtual open call taking place after all of this! YES! You read that right, AN OPEN CALL Y’ALL! Participants will have the chance to meet with and read for CSA members. Union and Non-Union performers are encouraged to attend this open call taking place on February 19th through the 21st! This is a great opportunity for serious performers wanting to showcase their skills. Want to know how you can be apart of this phenomenal opportunity? start by registering through the links below:

To register for the Town Hall for Black Actors, taking place on February, 1st Click Here! 

To register for the Virtual Open Call taking place on February 19th, February 20th, and February 21st Click Here!


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Germôna Sharp (She/Her) is a vocalist, actress and writer originally from Pittsburgh, PA; currently resides in Raleigh, NC. She has appeared in many different productions such as Blood Done Sign My Name, Sister Act: The Musical, Caroline, or Change: The Musical and many more. As a writer she is part of the editor staff at Chatham Life and Style critiquing community and regional theatre productions and television specials such as, Black Is King.


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